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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    A nutter went on a knife rampage is Sydney CBD today. Apparently killed a female in an apartment first and then went into the street where seriously injured another female and was trying to get...
  2. Re: British SAS WW2 Desert TV series - Tom Hardy as Paddy Mayne

    Great idea for a TV series...I read the book a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it...

    Who needs super hero fantasy when you can have real blokes in real situations performing amazing...
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    Re: Kings X "Hue '68"

    You missed the Aussie patrol guys and the dog handler.

    Their shop diorama, their rules
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    Re: Battle of Long Tan

    I have been following the production of this movie since they started trying to raise funds for it over 10 years ago. Have spoken to several who were in the battle plus many others with connections...
  5. British SAS WW2 Desert TV series - Tom Hardy as Paddy Mayne

    Mentioned to me today and below from one of the recent online articles about it :

    "The founding member of the elite British Special Air Service (SAS) during World War II will be portrayed in a new...
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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    A future news headline "armed trafficker arrested by DEA. 100 kilos of sugar and a water pistol seized. Spokesman claims they were about to set up an illegal jelly bean production factory".
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    Re: Battle of Long Tan

    Am seeing it tomorrow but promise not to reveal the ending.
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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    What !? They still allow you to smoke over there. Don't tell me the National Cigar Association has DC lobbyists as well.
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    Re: The M113 at work

    No problem Wayne. Look forward to seeing your final patrol.
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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    Tom,
    I think we are going to have to agree to disagree.

    However should you come to Australia or I visit North America we will have to settle this argument in the old fashioned way. A duel at...
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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    Tom,
    You may have noted I "liked" (ie. agreed with) Desertkiwi's response. Since you asked him to explain I will tell you why he was right to say "unbelievable".

    You say a nutter or criminal will...
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    Re: The M113 at work

    Wayne,
    What Andy and I have been trying to explain is that it can be sleeves up or down. 3/4 of Horus's photos show some sleeves up (look on the vehicles). See also Andy's pics. I apologise for not...
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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    Wayne,
    Toy Soldier collectors are a bit tougher and adventurous than your average tourist. After all look where the major USA toy soldier show is held^&grin.
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    Re: The M113 at work

    Wayne,

    Your one image does not change anything.

    As I said in my previous post you could find images to prove either way and the Brigadier I mentioned summed up the situation very well. Your own...
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    Re: Battle of Long Tan

    Danger Close - Battle of Long Tan starts this Thursday.

    I know a couple of Vietnam vets who went to one of the special preview screenings. They said the producers emphasised that word of mouth...
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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    That is true. However the current preferred option by far is a weapon designed to kill people in an accurate and efficient manner. I think we can all agree these mass shooters are cowards. Takes a...
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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    John,
    From outside the USA it looks to me that the USA is way ahead of the countries you mentioned in relation to "sickos with guns". England, luckily, does not even come close. In relation to...
  18. The Money Heist on Netflix

    A Spanish production but the dubbing is very well done.

    A highly planned takeover of the Spanish Royal Mint. 67 hostages and the robbers in no hurry to get out. The hostage takers have anticipated...
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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    George,
    I had never heard of Jeffries until his monologue was mentioned after a US shooting a few years ago. Whilst people don't have to agree with his thoughts he did a great job expressing them...
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    Re: Shootings In El Paso

    My info on this only comes from the Daily Mail.

    There was an Army Veteran nearby who was carrying a gun. He apparently helped some children flee but did not attempt to engage with the shooter. His...
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    Re: Bonnie Prince Charlie

    That is freaky ! You bumped up a 2 year old thread on the same day I was discussing JJ Bonnie Prince Charles figure with a collector{sm3}.

    Hope it is a good omen.
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    Re: The M113 at work

    Wayne,
    When Andy put out his images of the first set of 4 I sought comment from a number of Vietnam veterans. Sleeves up or down was one of the issues discussed. It could go either way depending on...
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    Re: New British Paras Arnhem 75th

    I do remember Andy mentioning Arnhem but cainen't remember what.
  24. Evening with the real DEA agents from Narcos

    Went to an event with Javier Pena and Steve Murphy the real DEA agents who took down Pablo Escobar as depicted in Nacos.

    Seems they now do about 75 of these presentations a year. Have just done NZ...
  25. Re: New Aerial Pennant for Kiwi Centurion.

    Colonel,

    Firstly let me say I deal with military customers everyday in my business as we also do medal mounting and next to an army base. Many are very senior. Only the other day had a good chat...
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